SIO of INDIA criticize A dress code mandate by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the All India PMT examination to be held on July 25 for admissions in medical and dental graduation courses, soon after large scale irregularities, Supreme Court pressed to scrap the test on June 17 and ask CBSE to hold the exam again within four weeks.
Layeeq Ahmed Khan (National Secretary, SIO of India) said it requires Students to wear light color clothes like half-sleeve shirts, T-shirts and kurtas. It also mandates that shoes will not be allowed; the candidates must come in slippers. We feel that this decisions had made the students distress who were focused on their studies and it is the Fault of our system who unable to identify the miscreant elements.
Board need to come up with a mechanism to trouble shoot the problems and make the process Hassel free instead of one way commanding of certain things without knowing the sentiments of common people.
As scarf and full-sleeve Kurta is traditionally worn by the Muslim Girls as part of their religious obligation, the dress code has sent shock waves especially among the Muslim female candidates appearing for the exam.
SIO of India demands immediate Withdrawal of dress code mandate by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and also demands to make the process fool proof by developing invigilation mechanism instead of just jumping to solutions which create havoc in the society.